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User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 797 times:

I was watching MTV and VH1 last night, and something kinda caught my eye. Today's pop scene is dominated mostly by the caucasin race, I.E. Britney Spears, Christina Aguleira, Jessica Simpson, Mandy Moore, *NSync, BSB, etc; while Rap is basically dominated by African Americans. I.E. P Diddy, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, BIG (rip) and TuPac (rip). Granted, there are exceptions to the rule, I.E. J-Lo is a hot pop star as Eminem is a hot Rap star. Is there any particular reason for the (for lack of a better word) segregation between different kinds of music?

I AM NOT trying to sound racist here, I am jsut asking a simple question, which may or may not have a simple answer. DO NOT turn this into an A vs. B war, or flame me for asking this..

Chris



Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
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User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 789 times:

Watch MTV Dance, good dance music...

LGW


User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 782 times:

You just noticed that now????????

It has been like that since the 60's.

Rock and pop has ALWAYS been dominated by caucasians and Rap, Hip-Hop, R+B has ALWAYS been predominatly Black dominated. Of course there have been success stories of "breaking" the "traditional" molds i.e Jimmie Hendrix as a rock star, Lionel Richie as a pop star, and Eminem (if you can take that kind of music) in the Rap world.


That is nothing new. I don't really know why that is, but that's just the way things are.


User currently offlineRealHigh From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1022 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 778 times:

Um.. in the 1950s rock was started by black performers like Chuck Berry & Fats Domino.

User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 775 times:

...true...but who has (rightly or wrongly) received the most credit for being the "King of Rock and Roll"?


I rest on your face...I mean I rest my case. Acting devilish


User currently offlineRealHigh From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1022 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 773 times:

Who is the 'King of Pop'?

Who did Elvis learn his way of dancing from?



User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 46
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 771 times:

"Who did Elvis learn his way of dancing from?"



Young Forrest Gump.


Didn't you see the movie? Big grin




User currently offlineRealHigh From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1022 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 766 times:

For once Matt D tickles my funny bone!  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineCannibalZ3 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 770 times:

Pop is mostly sorta cut-and-dryed, it's made to appeal to the majority-white suburban kids. Rap first came out of the poor black neighborhoods and stayed there for a long time before it began catching on all over the place. Because of the places it came from, it made being a young black ghetto-dweller cool, so most of the rappers are young black ghetto dwellers, or at least try to be. If you have any other music discussions, just ask, I love music just as much as planes.
-Zach


User currently offlineMetallica From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 761 times:

I would say some styles of music more or less belong to a certain race although this might sound strange. Has anybody ever seen a black hard-rock or metal band? I think not. But on the other hand I'd say there might be more african-american people among the popstars if you consider mainstream pop/r+b/rap/hip-hop than there are african-american people among the population. Could only be an impression though.

User currently offlineCannibalZ3 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 753 times:

Every so often, weird things happen. Living Colour for instance. The singer from Sevendust is black, so are.....I can't think of them now, but a whole bunch of instrument players are black. But popular racial crossovers are actually pretty rare as far as I know.
BTW, Metallica kicks ass and I would kill to see them in concert.


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 739 times:

Rap music plain and simple was started by blacks. It is only recently that the Hip-Hop culture has been embraced throughout our society. There were a few exceptions to the rap rule (Beastie Boys, 3rd Bass, Everlast), but even today, Rap music is dominated by black people, because rap music became a way to voice out about the problems plaguing the black race.

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